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REST, n. [L. resto, if the latter is a compound of re and sto; but is an original word. See Verb.]1. Cessation of motion or action of any kind, and applicable to any body or being; as rest from labor; rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind. A body is at rest, when it ceases to move; the mind is at rest, when it ceases to be disturbed or agitated; the sea is never at rest. Hence,2. Quiet; repose; a state free from motion or disturbance; a state of reconciliation to God.Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls. Matt. 11.3. Sleep; as, retire to rest.4. Peace; national quiet.The land had rest eighty years. Judges 3. Deut. 12.5. The final sleep, death.6. A place of quiet; permanent habitation. Ye are not as yet come to the rest, and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you. Deut. 12.7. Any place of repose.In dust, our final rest, and native home.8. That on which any thing leans or lies for support. 1Kings 6.Their vizors clos'd, their lances in the rest.9. In poetry, a short pause of the voice in reading; a cesura.10. In philosophy, the continuance of a body in the same place.11. Final hope.Sea fights have been final to the war; but this is, when princes set up their rest upon the battle. Obs.12. Cessation from tillage. Lev. 25.13. The gospel church or new covenant state in which the people of God enjoy repose, and Christ shall be glorified.
Is. 11.14. In music, a pause; an interval during which the voice is intermitted; also, the mark of such intermission.
REST, n. [L. resto.]1. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder.Religion gives part of its reward in hand, the present comfort of having done our duty, and for the rest, it offers us the best security that heaven can give.2. Others; those not included in a proposition or description. [In this sense, rest is a noun, but with a singular termination expressing plurality.]Plato and the rest of the philosophers -Arm'd like the rest, the Trojan prince appears.The election hath obtained it and the rest were blinded. Romans 11.
REST, v.i.1. To cease from action or motion of any kind; to stop; a word applicable to any body or being, and to any kind of motion.2. To cease from labor, work or performance.God rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. Gen. 2.So the people rested on the seventh day. Ex. 16.3. To be quiet or still; to be undisturbed. There rest, if any rest can harbor there.4. To cease from war; to be at peace.And the land rested from war. Josh. 11.5. To be quiet or tranquil, as the mind; not to be agitated by fear, anxiety or other passion.6. To lie; to repose; as, to rest on a bed.7. To sleep; to slumber.Fancy then retires into her private cell, when nature rests.8. to sleep the final sleep; to die or be dead.Glad I'd lay me down, as in my mother's lap; ther I should rest, and sleep secure.9. To lean; to recline for support; as, to rest the arm on a table. The truth of religion rests on divine testimony.10. to stand on; to be supported by; as, a column rests on its pedestal.11. To be satisfied; to acquiesce; as, to rest on heaven's determination.12. To lean; to trust; to rely; as, to rest on a man's promise.13. To continue fixed. Is. 51.14. To terminate; to come to an end. Ezek. 16.15. To hang, lie or be fixed.Over a tent a cloud shall rest by day.16. To abide; to remain with.They said, the spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. 2Kings 2. Eccles 7.17. To be calm or composed in mind; to enjoy peace of conscience.
REST, v.i. To be left; to remain. Obs.
REST, v.t.1. To lay at rest; to quiet.Your piety has paid all needful rites, to rest my wandering shade.2. To place, as on a support. We rest our cause on the truth of the Scripture.Her weary head upon your bosom rest.
REST-HARROW, n. A plant of the genus Ononis.
RESTAG'NANT, a. [L. restagnans.] Stagnant; remaining without a flow or current. [Not much used.]
RESTAG'NATE, v.i. [L. restagno; re and stagno, to stagnate.]To stand or remain without flowing.[This word is superseded by stagnate.]
RESTAGNA'TION, n. Stagnation, which see.
REST'ANT, a. [L. restans, reto.] In botany, remaining, as footstalks after the fructification has fallen off.
RESTAURA'TION, n. [L. restauro.] Restoration to a former good state.[The present orthography is restoration, which see.]
REST'ED, pp. Laid on for support.
RESTEM', v.t. [re and stem.] To force back against the current.
REST'FUL, a. [from rest.] Quiet; being at rest.
REST'FULLY, adv. In a state of rest or quiet.
REST'IF, a. [L. resto.]1. Unwilling to go, or only running back; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; as a restif steed. It seems originally to have been used of horses that would not be driven forward. It is sometimes written restive.All who before him did ascend the throne, labor'd to draw three restive nations on.2. Unyielding; as restif stubbornness.3. Being at rest, or less in action. [Not in use.]
REST'IF, n. A stubborn horse.
REST'IFNESS, n.1. Obstinate reluctance or indisposition to move.2. Obstinate unwillingness.
RESTINC'TION, n. [L. restinctio, restinguo; re and extinguo.] The act of quenching or extinguishing.
REST'ING, ppr. Ceasing to move or act; ceasing to be moved or agitated; lying; leaning; standing; depending or relying.
REST'ING-PLACE, n. A place for rest.
RESTIN'GUISH, v.t. [L. restinguo; re and extinguo.] To quench or extinguish.
RES'TITUTE, v.t. [L. restituo; re and statuo, to set.]To restore to a former state. [Not used.]
RESTITU'TION, n. [L. restitutio.]1. The act of returning or restoring to a person some thing or right of which he has been unjustly deprived; as the restitution of ancient rights to the crown.Restitution is made by restoring a specific thing taken away or lost.2. The act of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage or injury; indemnification.He restitution to the value makes.3. The act of recovering a former state or posture. [Unusual.]Restitution of all things, the putting the world in a holy and happy state. Acts 3.
RES'TITUTOR, n. One who makes restitution. [little used.]
RESTIVE, RESTIVENESS. [See Restif.]
RESTIVE, RESTIVENESS. [See Restif.]
REST'LESS, a.1. Unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as a restless child.2. Being without sleep; uneasy.Restless he pass'd the remnant of the night.3. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.4. Uneasy; unquiet; not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; as a restless prince; restless ambition; restless passions.5. Uneasy; turbulent; as restless subjects.6. Unsettled; disposed to wander or to change place or condition.- Restless at home, and ever prone to range.
REST'LESSLY, adv. Without rest; unquietly.When the mind casts and turns itself restlessly from one thing to another.
REST'LESSNESS, n.1. Uneasiness; unquietness; a state of disturbance or agitation, either of body or mind.2. Want of sleep or rest; uneasiness.3. Motion; agitation; as the restlessness of the magnetic needle.
RESTO'RABLE, n. [from restore.] That may be restored to a former good condition; as restorable land.
RESTO'RAL, n. Restitution. [Not in use.]
RESTORA'TION, n. [L. restauro.]1. The act of replacing in a former state.Behold the different climes agree, rejoicing in thy restoration.So we speak of the restoration of a man to his office, or to a good standing in society.2. Renewal; revival; re-establishment; as the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war; the restoration of a declining commerce.3. Recovery; renewal of health and soundness; as restoration from sickness or from insanity.4. Recovery from a lapse or any bad state; as the restoration of man from apostasy.5. In theology, universal restoration, the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God, to a state of happiness; universal salvation.6. In England, the return of king Charles II in 1660, and the re-establishment of monarchy.
RESTO'RATIVE, a. That has power to renew strength and vigor.
RESTO'RATIVE, n. A medicine efficacious in restoring strength and vigor, or in recruiting the vital powers.
RESTO'RE, v.t. [L. restauro. This is a compound of re and the root of store, story, history. The primary sense is to set, to lay or to throw, as in Gr. solid.]1. To return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly detained. We restore lost or stolen goods to the owner.Now therefore restore to the man his wife. Gen. 20.2. To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place.Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place. Gen. 40.3. To bring back.The father banish'd virtue shall restore.4. To bring back or recover from lapse, degeneracy, declension or ruin to its former state.- Loss of Eden, till one greater man restore it, and regain the blissful seat.- Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.5. To heal; to cure; to recover from disease.His hand was restored whole like as the other. Matt. 12.6. To make restitution or satisfaction for a thing taken, by returning something else, or something of different value.He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. Ex. 22.7. To give for satisfaction for pretended wrongs something not taken. Ps. 69.8. To repair; to rebuild; as, to restore and to build Jerusalem. Daniel 9.9. To revive; to resuscitate; to bring back to life.Whose son he had restored to life. 2Kings 8.10. To return or bring back after absence. Heb. 13.11. To bring to a sense of sin and amendment of life.
Gal. 6.12. To renew or re-establish after interruption; as, peace is restored. Friendship between the parties is restored.13. To recover or renew, as passages of an author obscured or corrupted; as, to restore the true reading.
RESTO'RED, pp. Returned; brought back; retrieved; recovered; cured; renewed; re-established.
RESTO'REMENT, n. The act of restoring; restoration. [Not used.]
RESTO'RER, n. One that restores; one that returns what is lost or unjustly detained; one who repairs or re-establishes.
RESTO'RING, ppr. Returning what is lost or taken; bringing back; recovering; curing; renewing; repairing; re-establishing.
RESTRA'IN, v.t. [L. restringo; re and stringo, to strain. The letter g appears from the participle to be casual; stringo, for strigo. Hence strictus, strict, stricture. If the two letters st are removed, the word rigo coincides exactly, in primary sense, with L. rego, rectus, right, and the root of reach, stretch, straight.]1. To hold back; to check; to hold from action, proceeding or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by an interposing obstacle. Thus we restrain a horse by a bridle; we restrain cattle from wandering by fences; we restrain water by dams and dikes; we restrain men from crimes and trespasses by laws; we restrain young people, when we can, by arguments or counsel; we restrain men and their passions; we restrain the elements; we attempt to restrain vice, but not always with success.2. To repress; to keep in awe; as, to restrain offenders.3. To suppress; to hinder or repress; as, to restrain excess.4. To abridge; to hinder from unlimited enjoyment; as, to restrain one of his pleasure or of his liberty.5. To limit; to confine.Not only a metaphysical or natural, but a moral universality is also to be restrained by a part of the predicate.6. To withhold; to forbear.Thou restrainest prayer before God. Job 15.
RESTRA'INABLE, a. Capable of being restrained.
RESTRA'INED, pp. Held back from advancing or wandering; withheld; repressed; suppressed; abridged; confined.
RESTRA'INEDLY, adv. With restraint; with limitation.
RESTRA'INER, n. He or that which restrains.
RESTRA'INING, ppr.1. Holding back from proceeding; checking; repressing; hindering from motion or action; suppressing.2. a. Abridging; limiting; as a restraining statute.
RESTRA'INT, n.1. The act or operation of holding back or hindering from motion, in any manner; hinderance of the will, or of any action, physical, moral or mental.2. Abridgment of liberty; as the restraint of a man by imprisonment or by duress.3. Prohibition. The commands of God should be effectual restraints upon our evil passions.4. Limitation; restriction.If all were granted, yet it must be maintained, within any bold restraints, far otherwise than it is received.5. That which restrains, hinders or represses. The laws are restraints upon injustice.
RESTRICT', v.t. [L. restrictus, from restringo. See Restrain.]To limit; to confine; to restrain within bounds; as, to restrict words to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
RESTRICT'ED, pp. Limited; confined to bounds.
RESTRICT'ING, ppr. Confining to limits.
RESTRIC'TION, n. [L. restrictus.]1. Limitation; confinement within bounds.This is to have the same restriction as all other recreations.Restriction of words, is the limitation of their signification in a particular manner or degree.2. Restraint; as restrictions on trade.
RESTRICT'IVE, a.1. Having the quality of limiting or of expressing limitation; as a restrictive particle.2. Imposing restraint; as restrictive laws of trade.3. Styptic. [Not used.]
RESTRICT'IVELY, adv. With limitation.
RESTRINGE, v.t restrinj. [L. restringo, supra.] To confine; to contract; to astringe.
RESTRIN'GENCY, n. The quality or power of contracting.
RESTRIN'GENT, a. Astringent; styptic.
RESTRIN'GENT, n. A medicine that operates as an astringent or styptic.
RESTRI'VE, v.i. [re and strive.] To strive anew.
REST'Y, a. The same as restive or restif, of which it is a contraction.
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